We own a white coupe
(which was once a fancy car!).
It’s only meant for two
and so we cannot drive it far.
But it takes us to the shops
and down the coast and out for meals
It’s modest and efficient.
Well – it’s just a set of wheels !
We bought it years ago
with petrol prices at their worst.
The planet was in meltdown.
Now – I’d guess that’s been reversed.
‘Cos we’re parked here at the shops
among a drove of monster cars.
Four-wheel-drives peer down wide-eyed
as if we’d landed here from Mars.
A Colorado to the fore…
two Sportivos to the rear…
four Hilux in my line of view
…five Rangers very near.
Some Prados and a Cherokee…
an Azure. – Get my drift?
And nowhere do I even sense
one modicum of thrift!
Seems to me that conservation’s
gone off-road and lost it’s way
‘cos we’re driven to expand
no matter what the pundits say!